Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet.
- Could polygamy be the issue that politically unites Pagans and Mormons? John Crow says probably not, but its worth considering as the commonalities are there. (Religion in American History)
- Atheism as a serious topic of academic study? It’s likelier than you think. The first academic journal covering non-religion and atheism is out and will cover secularism exclusively. (CNN)
- Canadians mark your calendars, the 2nd Global Conference on World Religions takes place in Montreal on September 7th. Who will be there? Oh, only THE DALAI LAMA. (Full Contact Enlightenment)
- As the pioneers of an exclusively western Buddhism get older, it’s up to a new generation to figure out just what the Buddha taught. (Tuscaloosa News)
- Similarly, scholars are still trying to figure out what Jesus taught. This guy suggests the Son of God was instructing his disciples in sex magic. And, some other stuff, too. OK, I’ll say it: eating semen. There, are you happy now? (HuffPo)
- Want to know what alchemists were really talking about? This video might help you figure out why those early chemists were so secretive. (Boing Boing)
- If you plan on advancing to the Golden Dawn’s Zelator grade, you may want to brush up on your Hebrew. Specifically, this list. (Gleamings from the Golden Dawn)
- Rodney Orpheus’ new book, Grimoire of Aleister Crowley, promises to have you doing group ritual the way the Great Beast intended. Also, It’s the first book put out by the exclusively Thelemic Abrahadabra Press. Huzzah! (Abrahadabra Press)
- T.E. Apollonius is attempting Ramadan this month. Go over and comment about how delicious bacon is on a sunny afternoon. (The Seeker’s Quest)
- I don’t know about you, but the jokes in The New Yorker make absolutely no sense to me. However, this list of possible Tweets from the pope is actually quite funny. (The New Yorker)
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